Contractor to Employee under Non-Compete

I am a contractor in the IT field. I am currently working a contract at a client in Iowa, through a firm in New Jersey. I have worked with the contracting firm a number of times, and one clause is non-compete: I am not allowed to solicit or accept employment for 1 year following my service. Is this enforceable if I am to accept a job in Iowa (at at-will state)?

1 answer  |  asked Feb 16, 2005 08:52 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Lynne Schoenling
Non Compete

It depends on a few things. First, under what State law is the non-compete governed? Second, what are the geographic restrictions (if any) in the non-compete. Third, the job that you are accepting in Iowa, is that with the same client that you are currently working? Fourth, how does your non-compete define who you can and cannot accept employment from?

posted by Lynne Schoenling  |  Feb 16, 2005 1:09 PM [EST]

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